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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues

02/12/2016

Loan Warehouses Liquidated as CLOs Stall

With the market for new collateralized loan obligations frozen, the issuers of at least two planned offerings were forced to liquidate the deals’...

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02/05/2016

Discover's Securitization Volume Set to Rise

Look for Discover Financial to increase its output of credit-card bonds.

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01/29/2016

Low-Income Rental Deal in Development

A company that specializes in renting single-family homes to low-income individuals is considering securitization as a funding option.

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01/22/2016

Pfizer to Ramp Up ABS Buying Program

Pfizer wants to increase its holdings of asset-backed securities and private-label mortgage bonds.

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01/15/2016

Late-Career Shift for "Bowie Bonds' Lawyer

Richard Rudder has ended one of the longest careers in securitization law.

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01/08/2016

New Ares Funds Aimed at Loan-Market Stress

Ares Management has two new funds in the market, both aimed at capitalizing on expectations of increasing distress in the leveraged-loan market.

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12/18/2015

CLO Professionals Giving Up on Growth

Collateralized loan obligation professionals expect new-deal volume to keep shrinking.

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12/11/2015

Morgan Stanley Cuts Claim Student-Loan Team

Layoffs that claimed about a quarter of Morgan Stanley’s fixed-income group this week included a five-member team of bankers who ran the books for...

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12/04/2015

Wunderlich Trading Team Jumps to Wedbush

A team of 25 mortgage-product traders and salesmen is leaving regional broker-dealer Wunderlich Securities for the larger Wedbush Securities.

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11/20/2015

Hopes Dim for Quick Market Rebound

Asset-backed bond investors and bankers are increasingly worried that the pace of new issuance could remain sluggish well into next year.

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11/13/2015

Banks Mobilize Against Trading Book Regs

Banks suddenly are ramping up opposition to a Bank for International Settlements guideline that could stifle secondary-market trading of fixed-income...

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11/06/2015

Santander Halts Unsecured-Loan Initiative

Responding to regulatory pressure, Santander Consumer USA is scrapping its plans for a $1 billion securitization of marketplace loans and exiting the...

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